Adventure Camp (8-13 yr olds.)
These are the most outdoor oriented, active, adventure oriented camps in the region. The goal for these camps is to keep your child active and outdoors all day. They will participate in a range of activities that Quest offers. Each year we try to add new activities to the mix to keep it interesting for returning campers. Each camp week is structured with same itinerary for each week which begins with the first day of teambuilding (get-to-know one another), a water day of rafting/kayaking, hiking, rock wall, high ropes/zip-line as well as many other teambuilding activities Your child will come home very tired each day.
All weekday camps run from 9am – 4pm. Please drop off your child between 8:50-9am (no earlier) and pick up promptly by 4 pm). Drop off and pick up location will be at the Quest building on the upper campus of Bloomsburg University. When printing out registration forms, please print out a copy of the “Parent Handbook”. A campus map is also included on the last page of the handbook.
These camps are designed for children from ages 8-13. If you have a child who will not be 8 yrs. old until after the camp dates, and you think they may be ready to participate, please contact us to discuss. We realize there are different maturity levels and we try and accommodate everyone we can, if possible.
We maintain camper to staff ratio of 5:1. Each week will have an open registration for the age group from 8-13. At the start of the week the camp groups will be split in half by age to create two groups, a younger group and an older group.
There are 20 spaces available for each week of camp. This will make 2 groups of 10 with a minimum of 2 staff per group. Some activities require more than two staff per group for on-site activities.
We focus on hiring BU students who plan to work with children in the future. Each year some staff stay while others move on to other pursuits. We intentionally hire some new staff each summer to keep a fresh perspective.
The camp staff is overseen each summer by a student camp supervisor who is a returning staff member. The entire camp staff is overseen by the professional staff who oversee Quest.
The camp staff is made up of students at Bloomsburg University and recent graduates. All staff would have gone through the clearance process. Each has been hired based on their experience with youth and outdoor activities. They go through training throughout the spring and summer to prepare them for their time at the camps.
For more info on the professional staff visit the “About Quest” pages to learn more about Brianne Oehmke and Susan Lawson Weaver.
Summer Adventure Camp Schedule: 8-13 yr.olds
Week 1 – June 12-16 -Camp Susquehanna
Week 2 – June 19-23 – Camp Delaware
Week 3 – June 26-30 – Camp Lehigh
July 3-7– No camp this week due to Holiday
Week 4 – July 10-14 – Camp Schuykill
Week 5 – July 17-21– Camp Juniata
Week 6 – July 24-28– Camp Lackawaxen
Week 7 – July 31-August 4 – Camp Tioga
Week 8 – August7-11 – Camp Potomac
Cost for weekly adventure camps is $195.00 (Non-refundable)
Discount available if registering for multiple weeks:
-1st week @ $195.00 per child – each additional week is discounted $15.00 ($180.00)
Registration: To register your child for camp, please print out ( links below) and send in: 1)Registration Form, 2) Quest AOR waiver and 3) Permission for pick-up form (if applicable) along with your payment. Please print out and keep handy for reference during your child’s camp week, the “Parent Handbook”. Please be sure to read the entire handbook, so you know what to expect. You may contact our office to check on availability before sending in your registration. If you have difficulty printing the forms from the website , please contact us and we will email them to you.
The registration hours for our office are between the hours of 10 am-2pm, Monday through Friday to register.
We accept: Cash, check or money order made payable to “BLOOMSBURG UNIVERSITY” . Envelopes should note: ATTN: Quest Office.
On the Wednesday before your camp week starts, we will e-mail you a “welcome to camp” reminder.
Guidelines and Reference Information:
Parent Handbook 2017: Quest Summer Camp Parent Handbook 2017
The following three links are registration forms for the 8-13 year old adventure camp – please print and return the following three documents with payment as noted on the registration form:
Adv. Camp Registration – SUMMER CAMP REG FORM ’17
Quest AOR waiver: Waiver
Permission Pick Up Form – Click Here